Darth Maul sculpted in ZBrush then retopologised his head in Maya to make a clean split between black and red for multi color printing.
To substantially preserve materials on support, both arms were split and pins/keys were added to connect them to the body later.
Head printed separately with a dual extruder printer using black and red filaments.
Lightsber were split to be printed in red and silver filaments.
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Printer: CreatBot DE PLus 3
Resolution: 0.16 - 0.2
Infill: 5% - 20%
This is a 300mm in height model. If you want to scale it down, I'd recommend combining all parts first and scale them down together, then separate them again.
I didn't get good result printing the head with less than 0.16 resolution.
Also, my dual head extruders are not perfectly aligned as a note, this is why I got a slight offset in the red color which is the second extruder.
To align and merge the black and red head parts in Simplify 3D:
Import both parts Select them both and group them From Edit menu, click on Align Selected Model Origins
Import both parts Assign a color to each part Click on Merge
When gluing the lightsber parts, if the 3 pieces are not perfectly straight, don't worry. Just wait until the glue is dry then blow it with a hairdryer and make it straight gently.
Started modeling back in the early 90s with Autodesk 3D Studio, when it used to ship with 16 3.5 floppy disks, and settled eventually with Maya as my favorite 3D modeling software, ZBrush and recently Fusion 360 with the aid sometimes of Adobe illustrator and Photoshop, mainly for creating alpha brushes/shapes.
Still fascinated with the evolution of 3D printing, as back then, models were eventually stored in folders and that's it. To print however those created 3D models, physically see them, touch them, place them right in front of you on the desk with different colors and materials, and wear them as jewelry is simply magical.
3D printing is a modern revolution, a movement as some like to call it, and I'm very glad to live it and be part of it, knowing that we are just starting, and that one day we will be laughing at the current FDM plastic filament based printers for being an old primitive technology.
HP Fusion color 3D printers will be on our desks one day with the price of current multicolored documents/images printers. No doubt about it :)
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